ThanksWelcome to the forum @Gaza51 from another late starter.
What an awful time you had in the lead up to your diagnosis.
It is so common for older members to be misdiagnosed as T2 and given the wrong treatment.
So glad that have got you sorted out now and that you are in the hands of specialists.
The Libre is definitely a game changer, so I hope that you are able to get that soon. With the delay in DAFNE, would it be worth asking if you can leapfrog that stage? There are online courses about carb counting which you might be able to use in place of DAFNE. The carb counting and learning how to adjust your doses is essential to make effective use of your Libre. I learnt a lot of that from my DSN before DAFNE because I knew that I needed to change my Bolus doses according to what I was eating.
Glad you have found the forum and look forward to hearing more from you.
Thank so muchWelcome to the forum @Gaza51
Sorry to hear about your delayed DAFNE course.
And also the dreadful 10 year mis-classification you had to endure. I hope you can bounce back now you are on the correct treatment, and that no significant damage was done.
There is no requirement to have attended a full structured education course like DAFNE in order to get Libre on prescription. I haven’t done DAFNE, but have been approved for Libre.
Your consultant just needs to be confident that you have the knowledge to make effective use of the tech, and then allow you a trial period - usually 6 months.
These videos give helpful hints and tips about using Libre to maximum effect: https://abcd.care/dtn/flash-glucose-monitoring